|Project by MonteCristo||posted 06-13-2012 03:13 AM||1163 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
This is a prototype clock based on an idea I had to make a clock that didn`t need those tacky numbers that are used on a lot of wooden clocks. The alternating segments of black walnut and spalted maple allow you to tell the time without the numbers.
I call it a prototype because, as you can see, the relief cuts are a bit wonky and the edging is rather unimaginative. It`s only about 8 inches in diameter.
I made the relief cuits because I was worried that without them the clock might crack at some point. There have been no signs of it suffering from humidity changes and I am wondering if the relief cuts, especially on a small clock like this, are really necessary. When I get around to making another I will make the relief cuts a lot more subtle (and more accurately positioned !) I might even just put brown paper in the joints.
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